Health Manchester

Blood donors needed

The recent cold weather has reduced blood stocks in hospitals. Please try and donate some blood if you can, its very easy to do and the donation centre is just round the corner from the University.

The need for blood is constant, especially at this time of year. Due to the recent freezing weather, many people have not been able to donate. The bad weather has also led to some sessions being cancelled.

You can just walk in or book an appointment online. It’s easy to do and only takes a couple of minutes. A full list of donor centres can be found here.

There are two centres in walking distance from the University:

  1. Plymouth Grove Blood donor Centre, M13 9LL, also open Saturday 10 March.
  2. Manchester Norfolk House Donor Centre, M2 1DW, opening additional appointments Sunday 11 March and Sunday 25 March.

More information

For additional information please contact the NHS Blood and Transplant press office on 01923 367600 or via

For out of hours enquiries please call: 0117 969 2444. To find out more visit the NHSBT website.